Ten Online Resources for Agile Project Management
Many organizations, websites, blogs, and companies exist to provide information about and support for agile project management. Use this list of key resources to support your journey to agile project management:
The Agile Alliance: The Agile Alliance is the original global agile community, with a mission to help advance the 12 Agile Principles and practices, regardless of methodology. The Agile Alliance site has an extensive resources section that includes articles, videos, presentations, and an index of independent agile community groups across the world.
Agile Leadership Network: The Agile Leadership Network is a nonprofit community development organization that supports learning and networking for local agile leaders. The Agile Leadership Network supports project leadership through leadership summits focusing on the ideas and values outlined in its Declaration of Interdependence. The site has links to many events and resources.
Agile Project Management For Dummies Online Cheat Sheet: This online Cheat Sheet provides how-to guides, tools, templates, and other helpful resources for your agile toolkit.
InfoQ: InfoQ is an independent online community with a prominent agile section offering news, articles, video interviews, video presentations, and minibooks, all written by domain experts in agile techniques. The resources at InfoQ tend to be very high quality, and the content is both unique and relevant to the issues facing agile project teams.
Lean Essays: Mary and Tom Poppendieck are thought leaders in the use of lean concepts within the software development space. Authors of several books about lean software development, the Poppendiecks maintain an active blog that blends humor and empirical data into fun, informative articles useful to struggling development teams.
Platinum Edge: Since 2001, Platinum Edge has been helping companies successfully take their project management practices to a higher level. A blog offers the latest insights on practices, tools, and innovative solutions emerging from the dynamic agile community.
The Project Management Institute Agile Community: The Project Management Institute (PMI) is the largest nonprofit project management membership association in the world. It has more than 500,000 members and a presence in more than 185 countries. PMI supports an agile community of practice and a certification, the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP).
The PMI website provides information and requirements for certification along with access to papers, books, and seminars about agile project management. PMI members can also access PMI's agile community website, with an extensive knowledge center including blog posts, forums, webinars, and information about local agile networking events.
The Scrum Alliance: The Scrum Alliance is a nonprofit professional membership organization that promotes understanding and usage of scrum. The alliance achieves this goal by promoting scrum training and certification classes, hosting international scrum gatherings, and supporting scrum user groups. The Scrum Alliance site is rich in blog entries, white papers, case studies, and other tools for learning and working with scrum.
Scrum Development Yahoo! Group: Started in 2000, the Scrum Development Yahoo! Group continues to be one of the best scrum message boards on the Internet. It has thousands of members, including several signatories of the Agile Manifesto, and receives hundreds of posts monthly. The Scrum Development Yahoo! Group is a core source for staying in tune with the global scrum community.
What Is Extreme Programming?: Ron Jeffries was one of the originators of the extreme programming (XP) development approach, along with Kent Beck and Ward Cunningham. The "What Is Extreme Programming?" section of the site summarizes the core concepts of XP. Ron also provides resources and services in support of XP's advancement at this site.